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Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it may take longer than usual to address all reports or enquiries made with our investigation teams.

Please continue to submit reports and we will review them as soon as possible.

If you are worried about your safety or are at risk of harm right now contact police immediately by calling Triple Zero (000).

If you need someone to talk to and are under 25, contact Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800).
For all other ages, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Training for frontline workers

Safe access to technology is crucial for all women — it helps them stay connected to family and friends, engage with the world and find information and support.
 

The eSafety Women team delivers a free two-hour workshop to frontline, specialist and support staff in the domestic violence sector across Australia. The workshops raise awareness of technology-facilitated abuse and provide staff with up-to-date skills and knowledge to support and anyone who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence.
 

Frontline service providers will increase their knowledge of technology-facilitated abuse while our experienced facilitator shares stories, current information and advice on topics such as:

  • online harassment, stalking and intimidation
  • the use of tracking devices
  • privacy and security settings
  • an introduction to our resources
  • how to use technology safely

 

Register for training

UPDATE: Due to the increasing challenges posed by COVID-19 we are not able to offer face-to-face workshops until further notice. 

We fully anticipate being able to provide this important in-person training again in the future. However, as an interim measure, we are offering one hour webinar sessions which will cover the critical points from the face-to-face program. Webinar sessions will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

The webinar will cover:

The role of eSafety

How technology is used as a tool for abuse against women:

  • online harassment/stalking/intimidation
  • trends in surveillance and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation
  • online threats/punishment including Intimate Image Based Abuse.

Strategies to identify and address risks:

  • red flags with devices and platforms, digital footprint, online accounts
  • emerging technology.

Resources to support your work to empower women to improve their safety

Webinar options

Host a webinar for your organisation

To host a closed webinar session for your organisation or network please register here. Closed webinar sessions are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please register your interest and nominate your preferred session day and time.

Register now
 

Attend a webinar

Open webinars for individual frontline workers are available each Tuesday. If you would like to attend one of these sessions please register and nominate your preferred session time.

Register now

Online training

Online training for frontline workers complements and extends our existing face-to-face training. It aims to provide domestic and family violence frontline workers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help anyone who has experienced domestic and family violence to protect and empower themselves, and their families, online.

The training can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace, and covers important topics such as:

  • What is technology-facilitated abuse?
  • How technology can be misused
  • Safe and secure technology
  • Safe social networking
  • Image-based abuse
  • What is the law?
  • Collecting evidence
  • eSafety planning

Find out more at frontline workers. or for more information please contact us.